Thompson East "SPECTREM 2000" EM Survey
Over 3500 line kms of Airborne Survey
(em, magnetic, terrain) were flown over the eastern TNB. All 6 High Priority Conductor zones identified from the survey are on Norcangeo mineral claims with four drill ready anomalies within some zones.
Multiple anomalies located on conductor zones have had follow-up ground geophysics and till geochem surveys.
Contact: Norcangeo@shaw.ca (204) 997-9087
Thompson Nickel Belt- Manitoba ,Canada
Ni, Cu, Co and PGE Prospects
The Thompson Nickel Belt is one of the world’s largest
nickel producing areas.
Thompson East/Bryce Bay Mineral Properties for Option:
- 14 claims (1484 ha) encompassing multiple conductor zones located 8 to 30 kms east of Thompson T1 and T3 producing mines. Claims covering “high Priority” targets less than 2 km east of T1 and T3 mine settling pond.
- Up to four drill ready targets on some of the six high priority zones outlined by Spectrem Airborne Electromagnetic survey.
- 27 conductor zones identified from 3512 line kms of airborne survey,
- Follow-up ground geophysical surveys completed on multiple conductor zone target areas.
- Over 250 till geochemistry boreholes augered and sampled
on claim areas with elevated Ni till values near targets
- Drilling has intersected Ospwagon Formation metasediments (host to rich Ni ore zones of Thompson mines)
- Excellent road and trail access and availability of services
CLAIMS FOR OPTION : Thompson -East and Bryce Bay
Claims, Location and Access:
Fourteen claims, ranging in size from 40 to 208 hectares, and having a total area of 1484 ha located on the east extension of the Thompson Nickel Belt (TNB) are available for option. The claims are located about 8 to 30 kms east of Thompson and are held in two blocks referred to as Bryce Bay, located north of Bryce Bay and Thompson-east claims which are directly east of Thompson (Table 1). Access to the prospect area is by 4 -wheel drive truck and all- terrain vehicles.
Geology and Exploration:
Supracrustal (Proterozoic) Ospwagon Group rocks, including psammites, pelites, calcareous sediments and iron formation are intersected in the project area of eastern TNB. The Ospwagon Group rocks are intruded by mafic and ultramafic dykes and host the massive to disseminated sulphide nickel-rich ore zones of the Thompson mines.
Exploration, by Anglo American included an airborne “Spectrum” (magnetic, electromagnetic, radiometric and terrain) survey and delineated 27 em conductors. Follow-up exploration included ground magnetic surveys and diamond drilled boreholes on several of the conductor zones. Twelve of these conductor zones lie within the Thompson-east claims and till geochemistry exploration has been completed within or directly down-ice direction on seven of the zones.
Outcrop is limited in the project area and to advance exploration till geochemistry investigations have been in progress since 2011. To date, over 250 boreholes have been augered on the claims (see map) on the eastern boundary of the TNB. Overburden depth ranges from 0 to 15 m and averages about 6 m depth.
High Ni values, 131.5 and 90.8 ppm have been recovered from the till samples collected on MB 11598 (Guy Claim) which overlies conductor zone 23. These Ni concentrations are comparable to 10 of 19 published Ni values for till deposits directly overlying the Pipe Lake and Thompson ore pits. (McClenaghan et al.). In addition, Ag concentration of 771, 363 and 246 ppb were recorded for till samples recovered from boreholes sampled on the Guy Claim.
Bryce Bay: Till of the Bryce Bay claims (on strike and north of em conductor zones located from Spectrum survey) have anomalous high Au, Ag, Pt, Pd As, and Cr as well as elevated Ni and Cu concentration. These anomalously high till concentrations may be indicative of highly mineralized bedrock underlying the overburden deposits. Channel sampling of a massive sulphide vertical dipping vein up-ice of the anomalous till concentrations provided rock (ALS Lab) Ag values of up to 3.13 ppm, Cu values to 8500 ppm and Co concentrations up to 1610 ppm. XRF ANALYSES OF ANOTHER VEIN SAMPLE PROVIDED Co VALUES OF 0.214, 0.391 AND 0.762 %.